Colombo FC take on Moragasmulla in replay
Colombo Football Club will lock horns with Moragasmulla in a replay match to reserve a berth in the under-19 inter club final played for the Expolanka Youth Cup at the City Football League grounds today. The kick-off is scheduled for 3.30 p.m.
Both teams have competed in the semi-finals last week under a protest citing that some of the players representing both teams are non-eligible to represent this tournament as they were registered and had participated in another league game. Subsequently, City Football League (CFL) inquiry committee probing into the protest found few players from either were
non-eligible to compete in this tournament and decided to replay the matches sans those players. The committee also suspended the said players for a period of one year while imposing a two-match ban on the two managers with an Rs. 10,000 fine for not adhering to the tournament rules and regulations, especially with regard to player’s registration. The team Colombo FC defeated their rivals in that match and are tipped to be the strong contenders of winning today’s game. They are also the only team to score 18 goals in their favour while defending well not to concede a single goal against them. Java Lane is the other team that qualified for the final after earning a hard-fought 7-6 win against Colombo Veterans off a penalty tie-breaker after one-all full-time score. (AN)